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inadequate

adjective uk   us   /ɪˈnæd.ɪ.kwət/
C1 not good enough or too low in quality: This work is woefully (= extremely) inadequate - you'll have to do it again.C1 too small in amount: She rejected the $2 million offer as totally inadequate. not confident enough to deal with a situation: Maddie's a real expert on art, so I feel completely inadequate whenever I talk to her about it.
inadequately
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Our scientific research is inadequately funded.
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